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Leon Sarantos

Ordinary Things Exhibit Continues Until July 6 At Studio 659  
Posted 7/3/13

Ordinary Things Exhibit At Studio 659 In this exhibit, the art reminds us that what is ordinary in one life might not be ordinary in another.  Some artists have re-imagined “ordinary” in extraordinary ways.  The exhibit is curated by Dawn Diamantopoulos, a graduate of Pratt Institute. Several of my still life paintings are on display.  Many Midwest regional artists attended our reception.  We were greeted with an engaging art installation in the gallery window by Jules Kulchar-Naus .   ... [more]

Art on G+: Saturday Art Review by C.J. Shane: Leon Sarantos  
Posted 5/17/13

 Saturday Art Review I am very pleased to have my art reviewed so thoughtfully in the #SaturdayArtReview by artist and author, C.J. Shane.  Her art and art reviews are among my favorite features of art on G+. “Chicago-based American artist Leon Sarantos is a multi-talented artist who paints a variety of subjects: landscape, and especially cityscapes, still life, portraits and figurative work, and also some pure abstractions.. With a degree in architecture and professional work experience in the... [more]

The Figurative Art Exhibition Winning Artists Announced  
Posted 6/9/12

The Figurative Art Exhibition Winning Artists Announced JUPITER, FLORIDA – June 1, 2012/ -- John R. Math, Director of the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery recently announced that Leon Sarantos won an Honorable Mention Award in the Figurative Art Exhibition.  Leon’s winning entry was for his abstract, figurative painting, “Young Lady With Long Pipe.”  The exhibition is on view throughout June. In order to be considered and selected for this event, artists had to compete in the Figurat... [more]

Pop-up Art at Prak-sis Gallery - Find My Abstract Paintings at Inside Out Exhibit, May 18 to June 3  
Posted 5/22/11

Pop-up ArtI am participating in my first exhibit at a Pop-up art space, Prak-sis Gallery in Chicago.  The Inside Out exhibit is curated by Chicago artist, Bill Moran.  I’m eager to experience this new type of venue first-hand.  Pop up galleries have become an international phenomenon.  Vacant commercial properties have become a common sight in the wake of the great recession.  As Time Out Chicago puts it:  “As the recession squelches demand for commercial properties, landlords from London to New... [more]

Best of Show Award For My Still Life With Mannequin Hand Painting at CornerStone Art Center & Gallery until May 30  
Posted 5/12/11

Best of Show AwardMy painting, Still Life With Mannequin Hand, won the Best of Show Award at the  Value Volume Variety II exhibit at CornerStone Art Center and Gallery - hosted by 119th Street Artists.Still Life With Mannequin Hand I am especially pleased that my art was selected in an exhibit curated by Robert Stanley who is an accomplished artist and has juried many regional art competitions.  His works are in the collections of: The Embassy of France, Washington, D.C.; InFocus Systems; The Lubeznik Art... [more]

Reclaim Art Benefit for the Howard Brown Health Center at Bridgeport Art Center  
Posted 5/6/11

Art From Found Objects:  Reclaim, Recycle, TransformThe challenge for this benefit was to use objects from the Brown Elephant, a resale shop run by the Howard Brown Health Center in order to create art for the Reclaim Art Benefit.Howard Brown Health CenterThe Howard Brown Health Center is one of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender  (LGBT) health care organizations.  The health center has been at the forefront of treating AIDS and HIV, and has expanded to provide other forms of pri... [more]

My Botany Pond Painting Won 1st Prize At The South Side Impressions Exhibit, Beverly Art Center, Chicago, Open Until 3/31  
Posted 3/21/11

Botany PondI was pleased to learn that my painting of Botony Pond won first prize at the South Side Impressions Group Exhibit at the Beverly Art Center in Chicago.  This cityscape is part of my series of art focused on the University of Chicago Quadrangle. Midwest Regional Art: South Side Impressions ExhibitThe exhibit featured regional art from the Midwest, especially Chicago’s South Side, and focuses on:  “Artistic impressions of what the South Side means ... people, landmarks, nature, culture or attit... [more]

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